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Few have ever questioned JaMarcus Russell's talent and ability. Instead, it's always been about his approach to the game and his work ethic. That's why Russell didn't cut it in Oakland and was out of football only three years after he was drafted first overall.
But Russell seems to have his head on straight as he makes an aggressive, public attempt at a comeback four years after being cast aside by the Raiders.
With Bleacher Report following him stride for stride to document the noble effort, Russell managed to shed 50 pounds to return to his rookie weight of 265 in just a few short months.
Despite some mild interest, he's yet to find a job. But maybe this recent shot of the 265-pound 27-year-old will help his case:
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JaMarcus Russell is a new man. And he’s half the man he used to be — literally. The former NFL Draft bust made it known in January that he was attempting an NFL comeback because he wanted to change his legacy. At the time he began his comeback, Russell weighed 308 pounds, which is nearly [...]
All the sweat, tears and missed trips to McDonald’s has turned JaMarcus Russell into a lean 27-year-old quarter…
There is a growing belief that the CFL may be about to welcome former first overall draft pick, JaMarcus Russell, into their ranks as the quarterback looks to mount a comeback in the sport.
Viewed by many as the biggest draft bust in recent history, Russell left the Oakland Raiders after a disappointing six seasons, before drifting off into obscurity, aside from the occasional photo...
TEST Football tweeted out the photo below of JaMarcus Russell, he’s looking very slender. @JamarcusRussell is UNDER his pre-draft weight of 265 lb (from 315), just like we at @TEST_Football said he would be http://t.co/qIha3zV5wd — Ato Boldon (@AtoBoldon) June 16, 2013 Need NFL Tickets? The post JaMarcus Russell looking slim (Photo) appeared first on Pro Football Zone.
JaMarcus Russell has made some serious steps to make it back into the league as these photos depict the former top draft pick of the Raiders about 50 pounds lighter after some serious training. As this weight loss represents the next step, he must now prove that he can throw the football and a team must be willing to take a huge risk to add him as a # 2/3 QB. You never know, would...
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A recent photo posted by TEST performance academy shows free agent quarterback JaMarcus Russell looking fit and healthy. Shedding more than 50 pounds to get down to a svelte 265, the 27-year-old Russell deserves kudos for doggedly training and staying motivated. Selected by the Oakland Raiders out of LSU first overall in the 2007 draft, Russell threw 18 touchdowns, against 23 interceptions...
The Raiders selected defensive end David Bass with the final pick of the 2013 NFL Draft.
A product of Missouri Western State University, and he immediately dove into the playbook and off-season training activities.
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If there's anything former Raiders draft bust QB can take from his attempted comeback, is that he's healthier now and it'll presumably add a few more years to his life.
As for signing with an NFL team, that's another story.
Russell has been getting into shape and looking to latch onto a team in 2013, but isn't drawing much interest. He did have a much publicized...
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